Network Vision Inc. was founded by a group of professionals who were eager to bring their ideas about Industrial Ethernet to the automation industry - an industry that requires constant innovation and process improvement. Unencumbered by corporate bureaucracies, and possessing extensive technical and marketing experience allows the company to be agile and responsive to the evolving markets.
Networks that are required to operate continuously may not always have support on a 24/7 basis. Network Disruptions from external factors or from misbehaving devices can happen at any time. IntraVUE™ was designed to be installed on a network to continuously monitor activities. With the server-based option, any individual with browser access to the computer running IntraVUE™ can also have access to the software from a remote location. This browser access to IntraVUE™ is ideal for small remote applications or multiple site installations, allowing offsite service and troubleshooting. Alarms can be sent by the IntraVUE™ server as email messages or as messages sent to a system alarm handler or to the historian.
Installing separate IntraVUE™ packages in various networks can segment the areas for local support while allowing the viewing of all of the different areas from a central site. There is no limit to the number of clients viewing the IntraVUE™ software through browsers. Security access can be assigned to each IntraVUE™ server, allowing only individuals with the proper password to access the specific network. Used in conjunction with VLANs, IntraVUE™ can provide the viewer a restricted view of the network and its associated devices.
Server versions are also popular for outsourced service providers. The service provider can be notified via an email of a problem or they can view the current status without needing to physically send out a technician. Coupled with the ability to see intermittent faults and network changes remotely, the service provider can reduce the time to both respond to and identify a fault. These capabilities reduce support cost dramatically.
Operator stations or supervisory systems are increasingly relying on Ethernet for communications. These systems, which tend to be focused on a specific application, have little knowledge about the network infrastructure that is used to transport the data from the devices to the system operator. Whether a Security/Surveillance, Building Automation, Intelligent Transportation, or Industrial/Municipal solution,the application relies on the network for transporting the information. Video, data, and voice all are transported over the Ethernet cable, but these systems are typically not well equipped to easily identify disruptions.
IntraVUE™ can be easily integrated into applications, providing an enhanced capability to address network problems. The IntraVUE™ software can be added as a task in the background and interfaced to many existing solutions. With its primary focus the monitoring and discovery of devices being added, moved or removed from the network, IntraVUE™ provides an additional level of security. It can reduce confusion as to the source and duration of a network disruption. Some 30% of all system problems that are assumed to be software or driver issues are network infrastructure problems. The ability to quickly determine the nature of the disturbance or interruption will increase uptime and reduce unnecessary support costs.
Many OEMs are embedding IntraVUE™ into their product offerings. The IntraVUE™ event log can be a powerful tool to determine cause and effect of performance questions. The package is very scalable with versions supporting from 16 devices up to several hundred. Operators can receive an alarm and bring up the IntraVUE™ display to highlight devices overloading the network, devices accidentally moved or removed, or a number of other events/problems easily viewed with the powerful graphical interface.
Portable Test Tool
- Have you ever gone to a location to troubleshoot an Ethernet network that had little or no details on the number of devices and how they were interconnected?
- Have you found yourself pulling on Ethernet cables to see what port on a switch a specific device was connected to?
- Would you like to have the ability to take snapshots of networks you support and then take them back to your office and run them offline for analysis or future planning?
- Would you like to have the ability to monitor a network and immediately know what has been added, moved or removed?
Now there is a tool that you can install on your laptop, along with your other programming and configuration tools, that will give you the ability to do all of the above and more.
Whether you're an engineer responsible for a number of isolated networks, an OEM that would like to document each system shipped, or a Systems Integrator with many clients, IntraVUE™ software is a must.
As IP devices are deployed in an increasing number of applications IntraVUE™ will provide you with a simple and easy to use tool. The Auto-Discovery and Auto-Mapping features take all of the guesswork out of device deployment. Simply input the IP address ranges you want to discover and IntraVUE™ will do the rest. There is no complex configuration required and no time-consuming manual updating as devices are added.
This is a tool developed specifically for individuals responsible for the support of network equipment and the IP addressable devices connected to it. IntraVUE™ is a tool you will come to rely on daily, with the easiest setup and interface available in the market today.